The Best of DC #53 [Direct-Sales Variant]
(October 1984)

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Price:
1.50 USD; 1.75 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1984-06-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing:
Nicola Cuti
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

No date in indicia.

Credits and reprint information for reprinted material from The Comic Reader #219, submitted by John Hedegor.


["I don't know who he is..."] (Table of Contents)

Binky and His Buddies / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Binky

Best of DC -- Binky and His Buddies (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Real Swinging Advice! (Table of Contents)

Binky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G-1396

Genre:
humor; teen
Synopsis:
Binky gives out advice that doesn't work for anybody.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

We formerly credited Stan Goldberg with inks.

Muffins Keeps 'Em Moving! (Table of Contents)

Debbi / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

We formerly credited Stan Goldberg with inks.

Malibu the Matchmaker (Table of Contents)

Scooter / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Barbara Friedlander
Pencils:
Doug Crane
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Scooter; Malibu; Kenny; Sylvester; Malvolio Malice; Mrs. Malice; Malison Malice; Cousin Mala
Synopsis:
Malibu gets Sylvester to take out his cousin Mala, who turns out to be a real dog!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

We formerly credited Henry Scarpelli with pencils.

With This Cruise, You Blow a Fuse! (Table of Contents)

Scooter / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Doug Crane
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Scooter; Sylvester; Cookie; Penny
Reprints:

Sleep Tight! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Leroy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Reprints:

Equal Rights! (Table of Contents)

Debbi and Mona / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
John Rosenberger
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

Spots and Flowers (Table of Contents)

Debbi / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Doug Crane
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

Séance Is Believing! (Table of Contents)

Malibu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Barbara Friedlander
Pencils:
Doug Crane
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Scooter; Malibu; Cookie; Kenny; Sylvester; Penny
Synopsis:
Malibu brings the gang to a haunted house to conduct a seance.
Reprints:

Dress Dilemma! (Table of Contents)

Date with Debbi / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Barbara Friedlander
Pencils:
Doug Crane
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

Chivalry Anyone? (Table of Contents)

Binky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

Meets the Hawk! (Table of Contents)

Debbi / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
John Rosenberger
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Reprints:

The Exterminator! (Table of Contents)

Binky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Synopsis:
Binky works in pest control.
Reprints:

[It's Magic] (Table of Contents)

Scooter and Sylvester Featuring "The Cross-Eyed Pussycat!" / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Scooter; Sylvester; Pussycat; Penny; Cookie; Felix (later Dexter); Harvey; Aunt Hatta
Synopsis:
Sylvester thinks he has magical powers (thanks to Pussycat).
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title from table of contents.

Nobody Nose! (Table of Contents)

Binky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Synopsis:
Binky finds Buzzy a date.
Reprints:

Speak Louder, Please! (Table of Contents)

Debbi / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Doug Crane
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

No Place for a Hero! (Table of Contents)

Scooter / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Scooter; Sylvester; Cookie
Synopsis:
Sylvester has a toothache but he's afraid of dentists.
Reprints:

["I'm sure my cousin Peggy will be down..."] (Table of Contents)

Binky / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Binky; Peggy

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Full page gag cartoon.

["Do you know our class gained 793 pounds..."] (Table of Contents)

Binky / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Binky

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Full page gag cartoon.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I don't know who he is..."]
    Binky and His Buddies
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Binky and His Buddies
  3. 2. Real Swinging Advice!
    Binky
  4. 3. Muffins Keeps 'Em Moving!
    Debbi
  5. 4. Malibu the Matchmaker
    Scooter
  6. 5. With This Cruise, You Blow a Fuse!
    Scooter
  7. 6. Sleep Tight!
    Li'l Leroy
  8. 7. Equal Rights!
    Debbi and Mona
  9. 8. Spots and Flowers
    Debbi
  10. 9. Séance Is Believing!
    Malibu
  11. 10. Dress Dilemma!
    Date with Debbi
  12. 11. Chivalry Anyone?
    Binky
  13. 12. Meets the Hawk!
    Debbi
  14. 13. The Exterminator!
    Binky
  15. 14. [It's Magic]
    Scooter and Sylvester Featuring "The Cross-Eyed Pussycat!"
  16. 15. Nobody Nose!
    Binky
  17. 16. Speak Louder, Please!
    Debbi
  18. 17. No Place for a Hero!
    Scooter
  19. 18. ["I'm sure my cousin Peggy will be down..."]
    Binky
  20. 19. ["Do you know our class gained 793 pounds..."]
    Binky
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